The Tunnel Road Trailhead to Inspiration Point Has Reopened

••• A franchise of the Freedom Boat Club—members get the fun of a boat without the endless maintenance hassles—is scheduled to open in Ventura in May. “We will have the Defiance 220 Admiral and the Key West 239FS,” says Jessi Price, manager of the Freedom Boat Club Channel Islands. “They will have bait tanks and electronics. We will start with 3 or 4 boats and expand as we grow.” Above: a promotion for prospective members. It’s a bit hard to read, but it says that the entry fee is 50% off ($3,500 instead of $7,000), and that monthly dues are $425 for the unlimited plan and $325 for weekdays only.

••• Southern California Edison posted an Instagram ad about the reopening of the Tunnel Road trailhead. I forgot to click “more” before taking the screenshot, but I think we can deduce that there could be intermittent closures. Anyway, get out there while you’re still allowed to.

••• This vintage Montecito Police Patrol sign is now $295 at Mate Gallery, down from $395. I did covet the one I spotted on my Picacho Lane walk.

••• An announcement from the California Association of Realtors: “Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency updated its list of essential services during the coronavirus crisis and expressly included residential real estate. Since Governor Newsom’s March 4, 2020 order incorporates this list, the order now includes residential and commercial real estate, including settlement services, as essential services in California. However, if a city or county has an order with a more restrictive standard regarding what qualifies as an essential service, or more restrictions on activities, those guidelines will still govern the activities of a licensee.” It goes on to say, however, that open houses should not be held and that showings should be virtual.

••• A recent sale of note: 256 Santa Rosa Lane in Montecito sold for $4.172 million. It was first listed in October 2018 for $4.95 million, and most recently at $4.4 million.

••• Press release from Caltrans: “The Highway 101: Carpinteria project will begin construction on the night of Sunday, April 5. This is the first segment of the Highway 101: Carpinteria to Santa Barbara project that will add peak-period, carpool lanes between Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. In addition to new freeway lanes, the project includes new bridges over Santa Monica and Franklin Creeks, updated on- and off-ramps, and local intersection improvements.” This is different from the ongoing US Highway 101: Linden and Casitas Pass Project.